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Tomb Raider for PC developed with AMD; includes real-time hair rendering


Tomb Raider is ready to take Xbox, PlayStation and PC gamers on an adrenaline-filled adventure next Tuesday when it gets released on March 5. Game developer Nixxes (which specializes in porting games to Windows PC) is working with Crystal Dynamics to bring Tomb Raider to Windows gamers. But wait, there’s another partner in the mix and that’s AMD.

AMD, best known for their hardware (processors and graphics card) and more recently, their hand in powering the next-generation PlayStation 4, has confirmed that they contributed quite a few things for the PC version of 2013’s Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider is said to be optimized for AMD; specifically working great with Lara’s hair which is rendered in real-time (which likely has DirectX 11 tessellation magic going on), 3D display with AMD HD3D technology and multiple displays with AMD Eyefinity. As with most games that partner with graphics companies (Either AMD or Nvidia), gamers running Nvidia or Intel graphics need not worry, as the game will still be able to run fine with non-AMD hardware.

Tomb Raider for PC comes out at the same time as its console counterparts on March 5. The PC Download version is available for pre-order at $44.99 ($5 off listed price) from Amazon.

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